Wednesday, November 16, 2011

David Macinnis Gill

We skyped with author David Macinnis Gill who talked about how social media to how he uses it to promote his books. Check out his website here:

Here's a great link with more info on skyping with authors:

Skype an Author Network


Here are some resources from the Craftravaganza session.

Button Making Crafts:
Templates for buttons

Edible Crafts:
Ghoulish Goodies book on
Martha Stewart Ladies' Fingers recipe

Bottle Cap Crafts:
Bottle Cap Locket
Bottle Cap Magnets and Thumbtacks
Bottle Cap Broach

Focused Fiction handouts

Here are some of the booklists from the Focused Fiction session.

What's Really New for 2011

Why You Gotta Be So Mean (teen books on bullying)

Beyond Vampire Romance: A plethora of paranormal parasites

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Blog updated

Hello everyone! I have uploaded all the documents from last year's event to Google docs. Hopefully this will make it more accessible to everyone. Check back soon for more info about the 2011 workshop!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Booklists - Now complete with suggestions from attendees

Thanks everyone for your patience, many apologies for the delay in getting your suggestions up online. These are title lists from the Booklists Galore session, including committee chosen titles and titles suggested by workshop attendees. Bolded titles are from attendees.

Historical Fiction
High School Reads
Crossing The Tracks by Barbara Stuber
Anastasia’s Secret by Susanne Dunlap
La Petite Four by Regina Scott
Aurelia by Anne Osterlund
The Luxe (series) by Anna Godbersen
Betraying Season by Marissa Doyle
Queen’s Daughter by Susan Coventry
Cate of the Lost Colony by Lisa Klein
The Season by Sarah MacLean
Distant Waves: a Novel of the Titanic by Suzanne Weyn
A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson
Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell
Folly by Jocelyn Marthe
Star Crossed by Linda Collison
I Was Jane Austen’s Best Friend by Cora Harrison
Unclaimed Heart by Kim Wilkins

Middle School Reads
The Bad Queen: Rules and Instructions for Marie-Antoinette by Carolyn Meyer
Duchessina, a Novel of Catherine de Medici by Carolyn Meyer
Education of Bet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Fever, 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
Finding Family by Tonya Bolden
On Viney’s Mountain by Joan Donaldson
My Vicksburg by Ann Rinaldi
Starfish by James Crowley

Realistic Fiction
High School Reads
Jump (by Elisa Carbone)
TWOC by Graham Joyce
(books by) John Green
Escaping the Tiger by Laura Manivong

Tyrell by Coe Booth
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Payback Time by Carl Deuker
Purge by Sarah Darer Littman
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Dirty Little Secrets by C. J. Omololu
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams

Middle School Reads
Escaping the Tiger by Laura Manivong
My One Hundred Adventures by Polly Horvath
Bad Kitty by Michele Jaffe
I'm a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your
Class President by Josh Lieb
Batboy by Mike Lupica
11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
So B. It by Sarah Weeks
Countdown by Deborah Wiles

Zombie Insights (or We Want Your Brains!)
High School Reads
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
The Zen of Zombie: Better Living Through the Undead by Scott Kenemore
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
Zombies Vs. Unicorns edited by Holly Black
You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay
World War Z: A Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
Day by Day Armageddon I and II by JL Bourne
So Now You're a Zombie: A Handbook for the Newly Undead by John Austin

How to be a Zombie: The Essential Guide for Anyone Who Craves Brains ~ Serena Valentino
Zombie Queen of Newbury High ~ Amanda Ashby
I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It ~ Adam Selzer
Z ~ Michael Thomas Ford
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance – Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem
~ Seth Grahame-Smith

Middle School Reads
You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay
I Was a Teenage Zombie (by Anthony Avina)
Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie (series) by David Lubar

The Zombie Chasers ~ John Kloepfer
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead ~ Max Brooks
Never Slow Dance with a Zombie ~ Ehrich Van Lowe
The Smoky Corridor ~ Chris Grabenstein
My So-Called Death ~ Stacey Jay
Tales from the Crypt, Vol 8: Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid ~ Stefan Petrucha

Guys Read
High School Reads
The Hollow People (The Promises of Dr. Sigmundus series) by Brian Keaney
Memory Boy by Will Weaver
John Green books
Rash by Pete Hautman
Sunrise over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
Boot Camp by Todd Strasser
Dope Sick by Walter Dean Myers
Jump by Elisa Carbone
TWOC by Graham Joyce

Stotan by Chris Crutcher
The Monstrumologist by Richard Yancey
Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford
Swim the Fly by Don Calame
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Purple Heart by Patricia McCormick
Repossessed by A.M. Jenkins
It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Feed by M.T. Anderson
Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos

Middle School Reads
Alabama Moon by Watt Key
Rash by Pete Hautman
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher

Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going
Point Blank by Anthony Horowitz
Saturday Night Dirt by Will Weaver
I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb
Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan
Crackback by John Coy
Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman
The Compound by S.A. Bodeen
Nothing But the Truth by Avi

Stuck in the Middle
Middle School Reads
The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt
Alabama Moon by Watt Key
Alcatraz Vs. the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson

Keeper by Kathi Appelt
Darkwood by M.E. Breen
Trackers by Patrick Carman
Powerless by Matthew Cody
The Lost Children by Carolyn Cohagan
The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
Happyface by Stephen Emond
House of Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
Green Witch by Alice Hoffman
Sister Wife by Shelley Hrdlitschka
The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks
Nevermore: A Photobiography of Edgar Allan Poe
Confessions of a Closet Catholic by Sarah Darer Littman
Million Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica
Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
The Hound of Rowan by Henry H. Neff
Wolven by Di Toft
Stolen by Vivian Vande Velde

Dystopian Societies
High School Reads
Epic by Conor Kostick
Life As We Knew It by Susan Pfeffer

Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien
Candor by Pat Bachorz
Chaos Walking (series) by Patrick Ness
Exodus by Julie Bertanga
Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Declaration by Gemma Mallory
The Goodness Gene by Sonia Levitin
Uglies (series) by Scott Westerfeld
Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Middle School Reads
Epitaph Road by David Patenude
Gone (series)by Michael Grant
Rash by Pete Hautman
The Compound by S. A. Bodeen
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
The Last Book in the Universe by Philip Roderick
The Line by Teri Hall
The Maze Runner (series)by James Dashner
The Roar by Emma Clayton
Truesight (trilogy) by David Stahler Jr.

Steampunk Worlds and Machines
High School Reads
Books by HG Wells
Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices series) by Cassandra Clare
Guild of Specialists series by Jonathan Mowll

Airborn (series) by Kenneth Oppel
Boneshaker (series) by Cherie Priest
Incarceron (series) by Catherine Fisher
Leviathan (series) by Scott Westerfeld
Mortal Engines (series) by Philip Reeve
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding
The Hunchback Assignments (series) by Arthur Slade
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (graphic novel) by Alan Moore
The Parasol Protectorate (series) by Gail Carriger

Middle School Reads
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
Calamity Jack (graphic novel) by Shannon and Dean Hale, Illustrated by Nathan Hale
Larklight (series) by Philip Reeve
Monster Blood Tattoo (series) by D. M. Cornish
The City of Ember (series) by Jeanne Du Prau
The Clockwork Chronicles (series) by Derek Benz and J. S. Lewis
The Invention of Hugo Cabaret by Brian Selznick
The Nine Pound Hammer by John Claude Bemis
The Way Things Work by David Macaulay
Un Lun Dun by China Mieville

High School Reads
Finder by Emma Bull
Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey

Bones of Faerie by Jani Simner
City of Bones (series) by Cassandra Clare
Lament: Faerie Queen’s Deception by Maggie Stiefvater
The Poison Eaters and Other Short Stories by Holly Black
Pretty Monsters: Stories by Kellie Link
Prom Nights from Hell (similar collections also available) by Meg Cabot, Stephanie Meyer, Lauren Myracle and others
The Summoning (series) by Kelly Armstrong
Valiant (similar titles also available) by Holly Black
White Cat (series) by Holly Black
Wicked Lovely (series) by Melissa Marr

Middle School Reads
Alcatraz Vs. The Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson
Happenstance Found (The Books of Umber series) by PW Catanese
Hunchback Assignments (series) by Arthur Slade

100 Cupboards (series) by N.D. Wilson
13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison
Artemis Fowl (series) by Eoin Colfer
Fablehaven (series) by Brandon Mull
Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog
Gatekeepers (series) by Anthony Horowitz
Last Apprentice (series) by Joseph Delaney
Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier
Skulduggery Pleasant (series) by Derek Landy
Wings by Aprilynne Pike

High School Reads
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud
The Fledgling Handbook 101 by PC Cast
Geektastic edited by Holly Black

American Muslim Teenager’s Handbook by Dilara Hafiz
Eat Fresh Food: Awesome Recipes for Teen Chefs by Rozanne Gold
Hip Hoptionary: The Dictionary of Hip Hop Terminology by Alonzo Westbrook
Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America by Helen Thorpe
Knights: In History and Legend by Constance Brittain Bouchard
Last Chance in Texas: The Redemption of Criminal Youth by John Hubner
Lucha Libre: Masked Superstars of Mexican Wrestling, Text by Carlos Monsivais (bilingual text) and Photographs by Lourdes Grobet
My Little Red Book by Rachel Kauder-Nalebuff
Now What? A Young Person’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Career by Nicholas Lore

Magazines & Comics
High School Reads
Sports Illustrated
Popular Hot Rodding
Shojo Beat
BMX Plus
Teen Titans

Middle School Reads
Fantastic 4
Popular Hot Rodding
Shojo Beat
Shonen Jump
Sports Illustrated

Novels in Verse
High School Reads
Sonya Sones' books
Ringside, 1925: Views from the Scopes Trial ~ Jen Bryant
Cold Skin ~ Steven Herrick
Planet Pregnancy ~ Linda Oatman High
Fallout ~ Ellen Hopkins
I Heart You, You Haunt Me ~ Lisa Schroeder
This Full House ~ Virginia Euwer Wolff

Middle School Reads
Sonya Sones Books
Hugging the Rock ~ Susan Taylor Brown
All the Broken Pieces: A Novel in Verse ~ Ann Burg
T4: A Novel in Verse ~ Ann Clare LeZotte
42 Miles ~ Tracie Vaughn Zimmer
Shark Girl ~ Kelly Bingham

Edgy Books
High School Reads
Smack by Melvin Burgess
Tweaked (by Katherine Holubitsky)
Chris Crutcher books

After by Amy Efaw
Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
Tricks by Ellen Hopkins
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy & Goth Girl by Barry Lyga
Stoner and Spaz by Ron Koertge
Punkzilla by Adam Rapp
How to Steal a Car by Pete Hautman
Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Sáenz
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher

Middle School Reads
Paper Towns by John Green
Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman
Tangerine by Edward Bloor
America by E.R. Frank
When Dad Killed Mom by Julius Lester
Invisible by Pete Hautman
Give a Boy a Gun by Todd Strasser

Mean Girls
High School Reads
Beautiful World by Anastasia Hollings
Pretty Little Liars (series) by Sara Shepard
Crowned by Julie Linker
Pretty on the Outside by Kate Kingsley
Geek Charming by Robin Palmer
Poseur (series) by Rachel Maude
Gossip Girl (series) by Cecily VonZiegesar
Rhymes with Witches by Lauren Myracle
Played by Dana Davidson
Secret Society by Tom Dolby
Pretty Little Devils by Nancy Holder

Middle School Reads
Brand New Emily by Ginger Rue
Poison Ivy by Amy Koss
The Clique (series) by Lisi Harrison
Trading Faces by Julia DeVillers
Lucky by Rachel Vail
In the Cards: Love by Mariah Fredericks
Meanicures by Catherine Clark
Do-Over by Christine DeRiso